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|ITV transmission date||26th January 1998 (Monday)|
|Story/Script editor||Ann McManus|
|Story associates|| Di Burrows|
|Previous episode||25th January 1998|
|Next episode||28th January 1998|
Gary pushes Judy to ask Paul Fisher for her job back. Alec is adamant that he's not paying anything towards the Duckworths' staircase. Alma feels sorry for Curly's secretary, Hayley Patterson, who is picked on by everyone at Firman's. Hayley is thrilled when Alma talks to her and tells her that she wishes she was more like her. When Fisher agrees to view their session as a one-off, Judy decides to return to work. Roy overhears Nick and Leanne planning their elopement. Deirdre braves the Rovers but storms out when Audrey tries to find out all about her problems. Jack tries to fob Jim and Gary off by offering to pay the £1,400 bill in installments. Ken confesses to Alma that he has trouble believing Deirdre is completely innocent.
- Des Barnes - Philip Middlemiss
- Samantha Failsworth - Tina Hobley
- Gary Mallett - Ian Mercer
- Judy Mallett - Gaynor Faye
- Jim McDonald - Charles Lawson
- Jack Duckworth - William Tarmey
- Vera Duckworth - Elizabeth Dawn
- Alec Gilroy - Roy Barraclough
- Ken Barlow - William Roache
- Deirdre Rachid - Anne Kirkbride
- Curly Watts - Kevin Kennedy
- Hayley Patterson - Julie Hesmondhalgh
- Alma Baldwin - Amanda Barrie
- Natalie Horrocks - Denise Welch
- Audrey Roberts - Sue Nicholls
- Roy Cropper - David Neilson
- Gail Platt - Helen Worth
- Martin Platt - Sean Wilson
- Nick Tilsley - Adam Rickitt
- Leanne Battersby - Jane Danson
- Rovers Return Inn - Public, back room and hallway
- 1 Coronation Street - Back room and kitchen
- Roy's Rolls
- Firman's Freezers - Office and staff canteen
- Amusement arcade
- First appearance of Hayley Patterson.
- TV Times synopsis: Ken reluctantly admits his suspicions about Deirdre. Jim McDonald's on the warpath over the Duckworths.
- Viewing Figures: UK broadcast - 17,850,000 viewers (1st place - combined figure including repeat).
|January 1998 episodes|
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